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Application and admissions criteria for 13 Canadian medical schools including: regular applicant profile and enrollment, strengths and special programs, tuition, and expenses.

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Medical
School
Total
Applicants
First Year
Enrollment
Minimum
MCAT
Minimum
GPA
Tuition Application
Deadline
Application
Fee
Dalhousie UNot Available110499 (MCAT2015)3.8†$19,440.86Aug 15Not Available
McGill U2,500185Not Available3.8$4,816.35†††Mar 1$143.08
McMaster4,973206123 minimum*3.0$27,001.57Oct 1Not Available
MUN50080None3.7$6,250Sept 15$75
NOSM2,11564Not Required3.83$21,254Oct 1Not Available
Queen's UNot Available100Not AvailableNot Available$25,555.06Oct 1Not Available
U of C1,600157No Minimum*3.2*$15,342Oct 1$111
U of M1,00011050th percentile or better3.30$8,700Oct 1$90
U of ONot Available164Not RequiredNot Available$25,143.97Sept 15Not Available
U of S800-95010050678%††$15,840.00Oct 15$125
U of T3,000259125 on each Section3.6$23,930.50Oct 1Not Available
UBC2,124288minimum of 12475% ††††17,065.92Sept 15$100***
UWO2,37217132 (MCAT 2014)3.70$22,929.96Oct 1Not Available

* Minimum GPA and MCAT listed applies to residents of Alberta; the minimum GPA is higher for all other applicants

*** Application fee is $100 for BC residents, and $164 for Out-of-Province applicants + $32 fee for Out-of-Province transcripts

† Minimum MCAT and GPA are lower for Maritime students than for Non-Maritime students

†† Minimum GPA required is 78% for residents of Saskatchewan, and 83% for all other applicants

††† McGill tuition is $4,816.35 for Quebec residents, $14,764.05 for Non-Quebec Canadians, and $36,843 for International students

††† Minimum GPA of 75% for BC residents, and 85% for out-of-province applicants



Dalhousie University

Admissions & Student Affairs
Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
5849 University Ave, CRC Building, Room C-124
PO Box 15000 Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2
Phone: 902-494-1874 Fax: 902-494-6369
http://medicine.dal.ca | Email: medicine.admissions@dal.ca

Application Deadline:

August 15 for Online Application [must be submitted on or before this date at 12:00 midnight]
August 15 for Transcripts Submissions and MCAT scores [Transcripts must be received on or before this date.  Last sitting for MCAT must be no later then August 22].

First-Year
Class Size:

Approximately 110 students enroll each year in the four-year MD program.

Tuition:

$19,440.86

Admissions:

Four-year Bachelor's degree strongly preferred [though three-year degrees will be considered], personal essay, letters of reference, and an interview.

Average GPA:
3.8
Maritime Students: minimum GPA of 3.3 in each year assessed. Non-Maritime Students: minimum GPA of 3.7 in each year assessed.

Average MCAT: 29
Maritime Students:  Current MCAT: Minimum total score of 24. Can have one category score of 7 but total must still meet minimum.

MCAT2015: Minimum total score of 499.  Can have only one section score of 124, but the total score must still meet minimum. Any section score of 123 or less is not eligible for application. Two or more section scores of 124 are not eligible for application.

Non-Maritime Students:  Current MCAT: Minimum total score of 30. Can have one category score of 9 but total must still meet minimum. 

MCAT2015: Minimum total score of 503.  Can have only one section score of 125, but the total score must still meet minimum. Any section score of 124 or less is not eligible for application. Two or more section scores of 125 is not eligible for application.

*Dalhousie designates as Maritime any residents or students from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

Prerequisite Courses:

 

No specific courses are required, but students are encouraged to pursue challenging and diverse topics, and to have a natural progression in their course selection of the degree being completed.

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McGill University

Office of Admissions, Equity & Diversity
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
1210 - 1010 Sherbrooke St W
Montreal, QC H3A 2R7
Tel: 514-398-3517 Fax: 514-398-4631
http://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying | Email: aed.med@mcgill.ca

Application Deadline:

November 2 [$143.08 application fee]
MCAT results dating more than five years from the relevant application deadline will not be considered.

First-Year Class Size:


185 (169 Quebec residents, 4 First Nation or registered Inuit beneficiaries and recognized residents of Québec) [About 2,500 applicants per cycle]

Tuition:

$4,816.35 [Quebec residents], $14,764.05 [Non-Quebec Canadians], $36,843.66 [International students]

Admissions:

Four-year Bachelor's degree, official transcripts, a Combined Curriculum Vitae and Personal Narrative (new template available September 1, 2015), a research appendix, academic history workbook, two reference letters and mini-interviews.

Average GPA: 3.8 [Average science prerequisite GPA is also 3.8]

Minimum MCAT: The highest overall result set of available and valid sets (sittings) are considered.

If you are an applicant in the Quebec University (including Non-Traditional Pathway), Quebec International Medical Graduate, or Out-of-Province Canadian University categories, and your degree for the basis of admission is from a Canadian university, you are not required to write the MCAT. For such applicants, submission of MCAT results is optional. 

If you are an applicant in the above-mentioned categories but your degree is from a non-Canadian university, you are required to write the MCAT; submission of all MCAT results is compulsory.

If you are an applicant in the International University category, you are required to write the MCAT; submission of all MCAT results is compulsory. McGill University accepts both the 2014 and 2015 versions of the MCAT. The 2014 version is acceptable for 5 years after the last test administration.

Applicants in the Quebec CEGEP category (for entry to Med-P program) are exempt from the MCAT.

Prerequisite Courses:

A minimum of 6 semester hours of introductory coursework with labs in biology, a minimum of 6 semester hours of general (or physical) chemistry coursework with labs, a minimum of 3 semester hours of organic chemistry coursework with labs, a minimum of 6 semester hours of physics introductory coursework with labs. Though not required, university-level courses in physiology, cell and molecular biology and statistics are strongly recommended. 120-credit degree or 90-credit.

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McMaster University

MD Program Manager, Cathy Oudshoorn
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University
1280 Main St West, MDCL - 3107
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
Tel: 905-525-9140 ext. 22141 Fax: 905-546-0349
www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/mdprog | Email: oudsh@mcmaster.ca

Application Deadline:

October 1, 2015, 4:30 p.m. EDT. [must register/create an account for the online COMPASS OMSAS application  by September 15]
MCAT must have been written within five years prior to application deadline [scores older than five years will not be considered]

First-Year Class Size:

206 [198 Ontario residents; 10 Out-of-Province Canadian residents 1 Other]; 4,973 applicants

Tuition

$27,001.57 including supplementary fees [Canadian students], $95,945.93 [Non-Canadian students]

Admissions:

Three-year Bachelor's degree, official transcripts, three reference letters, an autobiographic sketch, and a Multiple Mini Interview. Applicants must also complete a 90-minute computer-based test called CASPer, which assesses interpersonal skills and decision-making abilities. Offers of admission will be conditional upon incoming students completing a Basic Life Support Training for Health Care Providers course after by August 1, 2015, and submitting the Level 1 Health Screening forms by July 15 of the year of application and a current Police Information Check.

Average GPA: 3.83 [minimum GPA: 3.0]

Average MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning: 123 minimum
[McMaster evaluates only the Verbal Reasoning score for scores previous to 2015 or the Critical Analysis and Reasoning score for the MCAT2015. A minimum score of 6 on the MCAT Verbal Reasoning is required, 123 for the Critical Analysis and Reasoning for the MCAT2015].

Prerequisite Courses:

No prerequisite courses, although many successful applicants come from scientific backgrounds.

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Northern Ontario School of Medicine

West Campus
955 Oliver Rd
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
East Campus
935 Ramsey Lake Rd
Sudbury, ON   P3E 2C6

Tel (West Campus): 807-766-7300 Fax: 807-766-7370
Tel (East Campus): 705-675-4883 Fax: 705-675-4858
www.normed.ca | Email: admissions@nosm.ca

Application Deadline:

September 15, 2015 (4:30 p.m. ET) Last day to create an Ontario Medical Schools Application Service (OMSAS) account
October 1, 2015 (4:30 p.m. ET) Last day to submit applications. There are no exceptions. All transcripts and academic documents must be received at OMSAS by this date. Applicants should note this is a strict deadline.

First-Year Class Size:

64 [59 students from Northern Ontario]; 2,115 total applicants
[36 assigned to Laurentian Campus and 28 to Lakehead Campus]

Tuition:

$21,254 [technology fee of $1,100, and university-specific ancillary fees will apply] (These are the tuition fees from 2014/15)

Admissions:

Four-year Bachelor's degree [mature students may apply with only a three-year degree], admission questionnaire, proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status, three Confidential Assessment Forms from referees, an autobiographical sketch, and an interview.

Average GPA: 3.83 [minimum of 3.00]

Average MCAT:
Not required [will not be considered by selection committee]

Prerequisite Courses:

No specific courses required, though it is recommended that applicants present in their applications a broad-based undergraduate education. Applicants with majors in science should have completed at least two full course equivalents in the Arts, Social Sciences and/or Humanities, while applicants with majors in Arts, Social Sciences and/or the Humanities will be expected to have completed at least two full course equivalents in science within their degree program.

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Queen's University

Undergraduate Medical Education
80 Barrie St Kingston, ON K7L3N6
Tel: 613-533-3307 Fax: 613-533-3190
  http://meds.queensu.ca/ | Email: queensmd@queensu.ca

Application Deadline:

October 1 [must register your intent to apply by September 15]
[Last accepted sitting for MCAT is September 12; results for any test written within 5 years of the application submission are valid]

First-Year Class Size:


100

Tuition:

$25,555.06

Admissions:

Minimum three years of undergraduate study, three Confidential Assessment Forms from referees, an autobiographical sketch, official transcripts, police check, proof of immunizations, personal information form, proof of Canadian citizenship, and an interview.

Average/Minimum GPA: not published. A cumulative GPA as well as the most recent two full-time years’ GPA will be calculated.

Average/Minimum MCAT: not published.

Prerequisite Courses:


There are no prerequisite or recommended courses.

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University of British Columbia

MD Undergraduate Admissions
Faculty of Medicine, Dean's Office
317-2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Tel: 604-822-2421 Fax: 604-822-6061
mdprogram.med.ubc.ca | Email: admissions.md@ubc.ca

Application Deadline:

September 15, 2015 [for September 2016 Admission].
MCAT Score must be received by October 1, 2015 [and must have been written in the last five years].
$50 account fee to start application, and a $50 application fee to submit.

First-Year
Class Size:

288 [2124 applicants]

Tuition:

$17,065.92 [2015-2016]

Admissions:

Minimum of three full years (or 90 credits) of university, proof of Canadian
citizenship, autobiographical sketch, official transcripts, and an interview.

Average GPA: A / 86.56% [full review minimum GPA of 75% for BC residents, 85% for out-of-province]

Average MCAT: 11.40 in Biological Sciences, 11.05 in Physical Sciences, and 9.87 in Verbal Reasoning. Applicants with scores less than 7 in any of the Verbal Reasoning, Biological & Physical Sciences will be ineligible. Each student must receive a minimum of 124 on each section of MCAT2015.

Prerequisite Courses:

Full-year courses (min. 6 credits) in each of English, General Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry.

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University of Calgary

Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
Cumming School of Medicine
G740 - 3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N4N1
Tel: 403-220-4262 Fax: 403-210-8148
www.ucalgary.ca/mdprogram/admissions | Email: ucmedapp@ucalgary.ca

 

Application Deadline:

October 1, 2015 [for September 2016 Admission].

$150 fee. Payment is accepted by credit card ONLY.
For admission in 2016/2017 or later: scores from the new MCAT2015 exam will only be accepted.  MCAT scores from 2014 or earlier will not be accepted.

First-Year Class Size:

There were 157 (1600 + applications) seats available in 2015. U of C is unable to make specific future class size commitments at this time. A minimum of 85% of seats are reserved for Alberta residents.

Tuition:

$15,342 [2016/2017] *estimated by the Uof C

Admissions:

Minimum of two full years of university, autobiographical essay, extracurricular activities, three letters of reference, and an interview.

Minimum GPA: 3.2 [Alberta residents]; 3.8 [residents outside Alberta]

All non-Albertan applicants with a GPA of 3.8 and a VR score of 11 or greater will be sent for file review. Applicants with a VR of less than 11 or GPA of <3.8 will not be considered under any circumstances.  Albertan applicants are not subject to the VR minimum.

Prerequisite Courses:

U of C recommends, but do not require, that applicants complete a full year of each of: biology, chemistry, physics, English, organic chemistry, biochemistry and physiology as well as a semester of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and either calculus or statistics as preparation for the MD program. Applicants will find these courses helpful as preparation for the MCAT.

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University of Manitoba

Admissions, Faculty of Medicine
University of Manitoba
260 Brodie Centre - 727 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5
Tel: 204-789-3557 Fax: 204-789-3928
www.umanitoba.ca/medicine | Email: registrar_med@umanitoba.ca

Application Deadline:

Mid August to October 1 - Applications are accepted.  Application fees are due. 
November 1 - all transcripts must be received.  All other application documentation is due, including MCAT scores.
Last sitting of MCAT that will be accepted is early September.

First-Year Class Size:

110 [approximately 95% Manitoba residents, 5% out-of-province applicants].  Each year, U of M receives over 1000 applications.

Tuition:

Approximately $8,700 plus $4,000 for books and supplies.

Admissions:

Bachelor’s degree completed no later than June 30, 2015 from a university recognized by the University of Manitoba. 

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) completed no earlier than April 2011 and no later than September 12, 2014. [Eligible applicants must have scored a minimum of 7 in each section.]

Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 3.30 or higher.  An AGPA is calculated based on undergraduate university degree level courses including those taken in a spring or summer session and during part-time studies.

Minimum of 6 credit hours (full year or two academic terms) completed in Biochemistry at the university degree level with minimum grade of C in each course.

Average GPA: 4.15 [on a scale of 4.5; minimum GPA of 3.30].  The majority of successful Manitoba applicants will have an AGPA over 4.0 and the majority of successful Out of Province applicants will have an AGPA over 4.3.

Average MCAT: The majority of successful applicants in the Manitoba Applicant Pool have an operative MCAT score of over 10.00; the majority of successful applicants in the Out-of-Province Applicant Pool have an operative MCAT score of over 12.00 [minimum required score of 7 on each section]

MCAT2015: Students writing the MCAT in 2015 must score in the 50th percentile or better on each of the four sections to be considered eligible.

Prerequisite Courses:

Credit hours completed in the humanities/social sciences.  Applicants with a BSc (General) or BA (General) must complete 18 credit hours in humanities/social sciences.  Applicants who complete a 4 Year Major or Honours program may waive up to 12 credit hours of the humanities/social sciences prerequisite. Minimum of 6 credit hours (full year or two academic terms) completed in Biochemistry at the university degree level with minimum grade of C in each course. Courses must be complete and a grade assigned no later than June 30, 2015. Biochemistry courses must be completed at a second year level or higher.  Introductory biology, chemistry and organic chemistry are not acceptable equivalents. 

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Memorial University of Newfoundland

Admissions Office, Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Room 2M202A, Health Sciences Centre, 300 Prince Philip Dr
St. John’s, NL  A1B 3V6
Tel: 709-864-6328 Fax: 709-864-6365
www.med.mun.ca/admissions/home.aspx | Email: munmed@mun.ca

Application Deadline:

September 15, 2015: Application submission and supporting documents deadline for August 2016.

October 13, 2015 All applicants must release their scores to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) via MCAT Test History (THx) System by this date.

Note: Applicants are required to pay an application processing fee of $75 to Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as an application service fee of $154.50 (plus applicable taxes) to CaRMS at the time of application.

First-Year Class Size:

80 [57 Newfoundland (3 Aboriginal), 4 Prince Edward Island, 10 New Brunswick, 5 non-Maritime residents, 1 Yukon] – 500 applicants

Student spaces reserved for:
Newfoundland and Labrador: 57 [200 applications]
Aboriginals residing in Newfoundland and Labrador: 3 [15 applications]
New Brunswick:  10 [85 applications]
Prince Edward Island: 4 [40 applications]
Yukon Territory: 1 [10 applications]
*Other Canadian Provinces/Non-Canadian: 5 [350 applications]

Tuition:

$6,250 [Canadian citizens], $30,000 [International students]
[Supplementary fees will apply]

Admissions:

The admission requirements are a Bachelor’s degree, including the prerequisite subjects of 6 credit hours in English at a recognized university or university college before admission.

All applicants must write the MCAT prior to the application deadline.

In addition to a Bachelor's degree, applicants must submit two reference letters, official transcripts, their MCAT scores, and complete an interview.
There is no predetermined academic average or MCAT score required, but high academic standing and high MCAT scores are essential for admission.

Average GPA: 3.7

Prerequisite Courses:

Six credit hours in English at a recognized university or university-college.

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University of Ottawa

Admissions - Faculty of Medicine
451 Smyth Rd, Room 2044
Ottawa, ON K1H8M5
Tel: 613-562-5409 Fax: 613-562-5651
www.med.uottawa.ca/ | Email: admissmd@uottawa.ca

Application Deadline:

Students must register their intent to apply by September 15
[These deadlines are both for the OMSAS application; the University of Ottawa does not set its own deadlines as applicants are directed to provide the OMSAS with all supporting documentation]

First-Year Class Size:


164

Tuition:

$25,143.97

Admissions:

Three-year Bachelor's degree, admission questionnaire, proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status, three Confidential Assessment Forms from referee, police check, proof of immunizations, a detailed autobiographical sketch, an interview, and completion of the CASPer Test. Candidates must have proficiency in oral and written forms of English or French  for their chosen language of application.

Minimum GPA: WGPA varies based on applicant category.

MCAT: Not required. Accordingly, the applicant's academic records will be scrutinized that much more closely.

Prerequisite Courses:

One full-year course in General Biology including laboratory session; one full-year course in Humanities or Social Sciences [or two semester-long courses from two separate disciplines]; the equivalent of two full-year courses from the following Chemistry courses: i) General Biochemistry without laboratory session, ii) General Chemistry with laboratory session, iii) Organic Chemistry with laboratory session. Medical students must have completed a Basic Rescuer Level C [Adult, Child, and Infant] CPR course within a year prior to registration in the medical program through any organization such as: the Canadian Red Cross, the St. John Ambulance or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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University of Saskatchewan

College of Medicine
Suite 5B53, D Wing Health Sciences Building
107 Wiggins Rd
Saskatoon, SK   S7N5E5
Tel: 306-966-4030   Fax: 306-966-2601
www.medicine.usask.ca/ | Email: med.admissions@usask.ca

Application Deadline:

October 15 [$125 application fee]
[MCAT score must be current within the past 4 years]

First-Year Class Size:

100 [minimum 90% of seats are reserved for Saskatchewan residents (10% of Saskatchewan seats are reserved for Aboriginal applicants)]
[approximately 800-950 applications received annually] 

Tuition:

$15,840.00 [additional student fees will apply]

Admissions:

Minimum two full years of undergraduate study, official transcripts, proof of Canadian citizenship, interview, criminal record check, and three reference letters.

Minimum GPA: 83% for Out-of-Province residents. 78% for Saskatchewan residents

Minimum MCAT: 26 [with no sectional score below 8] and N on the Writing Sample. 30 for out-of-province applicants.

MCAT2015 - Minimum Sum of 506

>127 Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems & Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
>126 Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems & Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behaviour

Prerequisite Courses:

Standard First Aid certificate. Prerequisite courses are determined according to the undergraduate institution attended. Prerequisite courses are recommended only and not required (please see below).

University of Saskatchewan:

  • Biology 120 and either Biology 121/224
  • Chemistry 112 and 250
  • Physics 115 and 117 [formerly Physics 111]
  • English 110 or any two of English 111, 112, 113, and 114
  • Social Science/Humanities – 6 credits
  • Biomedical Science 200 and 230 [formerly Biochemistry 200 and 211]

University of Regina:

  • Biology 100 and 101
  • Chemistry 104 and 140 [formerly Chemistry 102 and 240]
  • Physics 109 and 119
  • English 100 and 110
  • Social Science/Humanities – 6 credits
  • Biochemistry 220 and 221* [*formerly Biochemistry 320]

Out-of-Province Canadian Universities:

- Section 1 applicants – SK residents at non-SK institutions [valid until fall 2011 entry with old MCAT requirement written by end of 2008]
- Section 2 applicants – recommended courses

  • Biology – two terms introductory level
  • Chemistry – two terms introductory level (general & organic)
  • Physics – two terms introductory level
  • English – two terms introductory level
  • Social Science/Humanities – two terms
  • Biochemistry – two terms

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University of Toronto

Enrolment Services
Medical Sciences Building, Room 2124, University of Toronto,
1 King's College Cir. Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8
Tel: 416-978-7928 Fax: 416-971-2163
www.md.utoronto.ca/admissions.htm | Email: medicine.admiss@utoronto.ca

Application Deadline:

October 1, 2015 (4:30 PM ET). Note: This is the deadline for OMSAS to receive your initial transcripts and academic documents.

First-Year Class Size:

259 (approximately 3,000 applications received annually).

Tuition:

$23,930.50 (Year One – Domestic Student)

Admissions:

At least three years of study towards a degree, academic transcripts, MCAT scores, brief personal essays, autobiographical sketches, three letters of reference.

Average GPA: 3.94 (2014). Minimum GPA of 3.6 / 4.0 on the OMSAS scale.

Average MCAT: MCAT 2015 minimum scores of 125 in each of the four sections. If you have written the old MCAT, minimum scores of 9 in each of the three sections (the writing sample score will not be used).

Prerequisite Courses:

Two full-course equivalents (FCE) in any life science.

One full-course equivalent (FCE) in any of social sciences, humanities, or a language.

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University of Western Ontario

Admissions Office
Schulich Medicine & Dentistry
Health Sciences Addition, H103
London, ON N6A5C1
Tel: 519-661-3744 Fax: 519-850-2958
www.schulich.uwo.ca | Email: admissions.medicine@schulich.uwo.ca

Application Deadline:

October 1, 2015 at 4:30 PM EDT (must register your intent to apply by September 15).

First-Year Class Size:

The maximum number of places available in first year is 171 (2,372 applicants).
(133 assigned to London Campus, 38 to Windsor Campus)

Tuition:

$22,929.96 (plus approximately $2,200 for textbook expenses)

Admissions:

Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.

Four-year Honours degree, three Confidential Assessment Forms from referees, proof of Canadian citizenship, proof of immunization, police records check, basic life support training, and an interview.

Minimum GPA: GPA: 3.70

Minimum MCAT: 12 in Biological Sciences, 9 in Physical Sciences, 11 in Verbal Reasoning (combined total of 32). MCAT2015 requirements will be posted in February 2016

Prerequisite Courses:

Schulich Medicine no longer has pre-requisite courses. A mixture of biological/medical science courses and social science/humanities courses is recommended.

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